120 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Brewery

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120 Minute IPA120 Minute IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

7,350 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,350
Reviews: 2,197
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 15.53%
Wants: 1,270
Gots: 3,067 | FT: 201
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: frank4sail on 03-24-2003

Too extreme to be called beer? 120 Minute IPA is brewed to a colossal 45-degree plato, boiled for a full two hours while being continuously hopped with high-alpha American hops, then dry-hopped daily in the fermenter for a month and aged for another month on whole-leaf hops!

120 IBU
ABV varies from 15-20%.
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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer pours a warm hazy dark orange body with a thick creamy mousse of a head. The head clings to the side of the glass and has a orange hue to it. After a bit there are some large bubbles starting to form in the head.

S- The smell of green piney hops comes through but not as strong as I was expecting. In the background there is some lightly caramel malt aromas. There is a nose of alcohol when this beer warms a bit.

T- The taste of caramel hops is quickly overpowered by a strong alcohol finish. The sweetness of the malt hangs on my lips and I didn't seem to notice the hops. Is this the right beer? With the next sip the alcohol note is blended with bitter hops as it burns my nose on the exhale. As the beer warms the hops start to come through but the alcohol becomes even more pronounced.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a strong alcohol heat in the finish.

D- I was expecting the hoppiest beer of my life but that was far from the case. I got loads of alcohol heat and some nice caramel malt note in the back but not the hops. This beer was fresh and I was hoping to get the most of the hops but no such luck. The bottle says the beer ages well but there is no "brewed on date" for reference. I love Dogfish Head but this beer is a bit of a letdown. I think with age the alcohol would die down but then do the hops die down even more?

Photo of rhong187
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 vintage poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass

A - very dark orange haze, although a decent amount of the haze is due to condensation on the outside of the glass.

S - hoppy (duh).. bit resin-y.. meh

T - the initial taste is very good, a bit of citrus with some sweetness mixed in. The second sip hits me with the alcohol and subtle it is not... phew, this is gonna take a while to get down.

M - medium bodied, medium carbonation, very sticky

Lived under expectations.. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but this turned out to be an average beer at best. Perhaps I sat on it too long?

Photo of BigBlacke
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is a orangey red color. About a one finger head that leaves a nice lace.

Smell, well definitely and alcohol scent. also something i wanna say citrusy and floral.

taste, as you might expect, this beer is how do you say "harsh" yeah harsh that sounds about right.

mouthfeel very intense, stings the tastebuds. Not too heavy on the palate though.

drinkability I found is very low. Too much of an alcohol taste. Doesnt go down easy.

Photo of Nugganooch
3.38/5  rDev -18%

12oz bottle from trade with Brooklynbrews
Notes taken on 08/10/14 - FW Snifter glass

I believe this was a 2012 vintage – Thanks Andrew!

A: Dark caramel body with a murky brownish amber appearance. Looks thick and syrupy as the bubbles slowly escape to the top developing a short lived layer of khaki suds. Nominal amount of stick noted as its more so just some alcohol leggings.

S: Smells just like a nice American Barley wine should. Rich with caramel candy malt sweetness through and through. A little nuanced breadiness, apparent with alcohol. Lightly dusted with spice hops, crushed pine, florals, candied orange peel, and a few earthy minerals. Not bad but not what I would consider anywhere near a Double IPA.

T: The beer opens with an insulin shocking amount of caramelized malt sweetness piled on top of sweetened breads. Has an almost tangy sour caramel candy likeness and while it is definitely hoppy I find the actual bitterness to be fairly restrained. Too bad as a little sharpness could really help cut all that cloying sweetness. I get some spice hops with dried orange peel, florals, and suppressed pines. Not very resinous for that matter. Alcohol is present and warming but very subdued considering. Just way too rich overall and not in a good way. Not exactly terrible as there are some kudos due for handling such a monster brew this well but this is just not made to my liking whatsoever.

M: Thick and full bodied. Lightly syrupy on the tongue as the carbonation struggles to pop. Somewhat sticky feel but rather clean otherwise with low bitterness and no lingering effects. Warming alcohol upon exhalation.

D: Such a weird beer to produce and then call an IPA. Even coined as a Barley wine this wouldn’t be a favorite. Very low drinkability to this one. Glad to have finally tried the 120 but not something I could touch often. I am not sure if the aging has made any significant impact without comparison.

Photo of Wisconsin
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I shared this brew with a friend, what a treat.

A - Pours a two finger head that is nice, white and fluffy. The body is a dark orange almost brown body that is much darker and hazier than most IPA's.

S - Pretty strong IPA smell, with the standard pine, hoppy smell with a nice sweetness. This isn't the best IPA I have smelled but it is solid. The smell of alcohol is also slightly present in this beer.

T - WOW. What an intense drink. This beer has 21% abv and you can tell the minute it hits your tongue. In an attempt to mask the alcohol there is an uncharacteristically odd sweetness that this beer has that is not in IPAs. The hops and citrus that are present in any IPA are here too but it doesn't do it for me. The sweetness is strange for an IPA, however I can applaud there attempt to mask the alcohol as it is pretty impressive despite not following a traditional IPA.

M - The usual IPA components stand out early with the hops and citrus flavor releasing into your mouth first. It then transitions to a sugary, sweet finish that leaves an odd taste of alcohol and sugary sweetness in your throat.

D - Low and not because of the alcohol content. While the alcohol content is strong, my biggest point in contention is the sugar and sweetness this beer has.

I would have liked to see more hops added instead of this sugar/sweetness combination to mask the alcohol. Still impressive feat but for about $8 a bottle this isn't worth it to me. Still fun to try once.

Photo of williamherbert
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

[My scores on this beer may be misleading, because while it has a very inviting look and aroma, it's one of the most undrinkable beers I've ever had, in terms of pure enjoyment. It's one of a kind, that's for sure.]

The look is a big and hazy deep, dark orange. Nice half finger of light brown head. Looks like a thick, chunky apple cider. Lots of little carbonation bubbles. Minimal lace.

The smell gives a rich combination of flowery hops and a dark oak scent. Heavy dark berry/grape smell, curiously. Alcoholic presence is almost black licorice. Lots of oak and pine. Really dark and heavy. Slight nuttiness comes through.

OK so the taste. First, there is a major blast of alcohol. Seriously oaky. Massive (though still overshadowed) woody hops. Huge alcoholic onslaught with every sip; it's like gasoline. Seriously. An assault on the taste buds. Though there are tons of hops, I wouldn't consider it "hoppy" because all the hops are overshadowed by the other elements. It's like licking a wooden nightstand. I give it points for strength, power and sheer balls.

The feel is a big, thick, chunky, sandpaper feel. Not at all smooth. The true definition of a beer you have to choke down; I've had Metamucil thinner than this. A slow-sipper, not a chugger. It burns like whiskey on the way down, in the esophagus and stomach.

Drinkable? Seriously? Two in a row? I couldn't have two in a decade. It's just too extreme. (And it got me drunk fast because it's the equivalent of 4-5 "session" beers.) I'm glad I tried it once, but I'm unlikely to try it again.

http://jbojangles.blogspot.com/2007/08/120-minutes-of-pain.html

Photo of taez555
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

This beer poured a thick creamy white finger sized head with a surprisingly clear amber red/orange body.

The nose was very fruity. Citrus, lemons, limes, some sharp pepper, round malt, yeast. A nice big maltyness. Not as much of a hop presence at the name would suggest, but it was definitely there.

The taste was a big thick doughy malt. Full bodied, but very easy drinking. A sugary sweet caramel malt taste. A firm alcohol warmth. Tight black pepper, citrus hop. An even bitterness that comes out more as it warms. but the sugary sweet malt really dominates over the hop in this beer. This beer does not taste 20% at all.

It took me over an hour to finish this beer and it really took on a different character as it warmed. The hops came out a bit more, but still.. the sweet malt dominates over the hop.

I'd really be interested in aging this beer a few years. I could see the sweetness blending amazingly with the hop to form almost a hop candy taste.
Good beer, but I'd take the 90 minute over this any day.

Photo of thain709
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2011 vintage on-tap at the brewpub

A - Served with a ruby body that had some clarity to it...the head was little and off white in color...it settled to a thin ring and stayed most of the beer...some very light lacing was left behind

S - The nose is very sweet, perfume-like, and boozy...there are hop notes (of course), honey, caramel, tea, and alcohol

T - Again, there are sweet notes all around...it's syrupy sweet...the hops are there but they don't come out as much as you would expect in a big IPA like this...the honey/caramel/toffee flavors cover up most of the hop flavors...a bitterness does come through at the end though...there is also a coffee/burnt toffee flavor that I'm picking up right before the finish...it does finish big and strong

M - Medium bodied...sweet and syrupy...boozy and bitter

O - I'll start by saying I'm glad I got to try this...I've always heard mixed feelings about this beer and now I can have my own opinion...I knew this was going to be a big beer...and it was...I feel the flavor of the hops got lost...there is too much honey/caramel flavors going on that it hides the hops...the alcohol presence is also big in this beer and it provides that warming sensation...I ordered this as my last beer knowing it would be big and it took me awhile to sip on it...I think I'll stick to the 60 or 90 Minute versions (75 when I'm back in Rehoboth!)

Photo of Steasy66
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into snifter
A Golden straw with very little head
S A bit sweet, a bit yeasty, not a whole lot here.
T Sweet, very little hops, almost a bit smokey, hides the booze very well.
M Thought it would be thicker, could stand a bit more carbonation.
O A bit disappointed, best thing you can say about this is it hides the booze very well.

Photo of veggiemafia
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

12oz. split with Melchizedek served in wine glasses.

Really nice color with good head given the amazing abv dissolved to patches of lace after awhile. Nice peach golden orange color.

Smell is a lot of hops and alcohol as you'd expect, but balanced with a syrupy maltiness that's kind of like sweet brandy. Hops are really citrusy and sticky, with a backbone that's very piney.

Taste is dominated by fruity hops and above all else, alcohol obviously, but not in a bad way. Very much like liquor, but still pretty tasty and refreshing.

Chewy sticky mouthfeel that leaves a little bit of a film on your teeth it seems. REALLY warming alcohol, as you'd imagine.

After about 6 or 7 oz. of this, I'm ready to move on. The alcohol mixed with the hops are just too much for me to want to drink more than 1 or 2 of this one.

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed 1/14/2008 (bottled 3/30/06, aged in a cool fridge):

Pours a light red body, clear, small white head. Dark fruit plummy aroma, sweet, some alcohol, no hops whatsoever. Strong sweet flavor, some flavors like roasted, dark fruit. Almost woodsy. Some alcohol. (bottled 5/10/07, aged in a cool fridge) Pours a darker red color, white head, small & not lasting. Very hoppy aroma, bitter. Very hoppy taste, non-sweet grapefruit aftertaste. Some alcohol, some dark fruit. More balanced.

Photo of cfleisher
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a medium amber, with pretty decent head for a beer this powerful. Some sticky lacing stays on the glass. The smell is strong with sweet fruit -- apricot, raisin and fig. A bit of spicy hop, like Chinook maybe, but not as much as you'd expect for a beer that proclaims to be "the holy grail for hopheads." Taste is very sweet, too much for an Imperial IPA, with strong orange and tangerine, and finishes with pepper. The mouthfeel has some alcohol heat, stabs at your tongue and leaves a light burn down your throat, almost like bourbon.

Does it want to be loved or feared? I think feared.

Photo of purplehops
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This ale poured a copper brown color with golden highlights and a tight white head that left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was malty sweet with some notes of citrus and a hint of alcohol. The taste started with a rush of malty sweetness and some honey and molasses flavors along with a good slap of alcohol. This was followed by a mellowing of the alcohol and the coming forward of flavors of passion fruit, plums, raisons, and the first hint of citrus and floral hops. The finish had a bit more hop flavor but not enough to override the sweetness of the malt and the power of the alcohol. The aftertaste was warming with a lingering sweetness and fruitiness along with a feeble last attempt of the hops to assert themselves. The mouthfeel was sticky, not quite heavy enough to be called syrup, with a medium heavy body that had some chewiness to it.
Overall this was far from what I expected. If I didn’t know before hand what this was I would have thought I was drinking a very young barleywine. I would like to lay down a few 750s and try them in a few years to see how this one matures. My hats off to Dogfish for the attempt but I don’t think I would call it an IPA (strong dark ale perhaps?).

Photo of ism
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2005 bottle, no date marked, and couldn't wait past the 3 months I had it, in a tulip glass.

Clear gold-copper body with bubbles rising upward, topped with a one-finger off-white head that retains nicely and permanently, though lacing is weak. Nose is caramel with fragrant florals and a more subtle citrus hop, nicely balanced.

Light carbonation in a thin but refreshing body, caramel sweetness and biscuits overpowering whatever bitterness there is supposed to be in here, resulting in IBUs perceived as much lower than the 90-minute. Goes down with a rush of piney spice and activity, the first time with a nice warmth, subsequently the spice alone. Lingers satisfyingly.

Not as hoppy as I expected, nor as it should be, a little on the sweet side. Alcohol is masked very well, and quite drinkable. Ended up sipping it though, not really sessionable. Can't really compare it to the 90 or 60, either, as the purposes are totally different. With that said, saving the rest for special occasions, and probably will cellar it "for a decade or so" as the label suggests.

Photo of redneckchugger
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz pour into my duvel tulip
pours a hazy amber, with about 4 fingers of head that settles qucikly into a dense lace
Smell is all hops and booze. both stong but a bit more hops.
Taste is firewater, all alcohol, with just an after taste of hops. I was expecting a tongue wrenching hop blast but this just tastes like high octane 60 min. Its good, i can get some citrus, and pine from it, but little to no malt, and it mostly just booze burn.
Mouthfeel is thick, and raw, burns, i like it, but not what i look for in a beer.
Actually a bity more drinkable that i expected, if i broke this down into something like a 8 oz pour into a brandy snifter i could enjoy 2 or three in a night, but 12 ozs at once is a bit much.
Overall a tad better than i expected. I had figured this to be a highly overrated, overhopped, out of balance mess of a beer. Its ot over hopped, it is out of balance but in a good way, I like it, and will probally will keep a couple bottles around to sip on in front of the fire after dinner.

Photo of Gump
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, $8 Woodman's Madison, WI.

Cloudy amber, thick mouthfeel and smells like laundry detergent.
Incredible hop taste, sweet pine, leaves sugary taste on my lips, like a candy.
Very sweet and super strong.
The aroma isn't as strong as the taste.
I know I should be sipping this one, but it's going down very well.
I have one more bottle, which I plan to age. That might be difficult.
Drinkability: Drink this one slow.

--- one year later re-review ---
Aged for one year in my basement.
A beautiful orange color with slight cloudiness. Dense white foamy head that turns clumpy eventually settling out.

Mild rubbing alcohol aroma.
Thick mouthfeel leaves a lingering sweetness on my lips.
Bitter fruit flavors and tartness can be detected if you can get past the strong alcohol flavor. Let it just sit in your mouth for awhile.

Intense heat once the air combines with it.

Dry apple aftertaste. Sip slowly.

Aging one year didn't mellow this out much at all.
The most intense alcohol flavor I've ever had from a beer.
Personally I'd rather pay for the 60 or 90 min, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to try this one.

Photo of ccm414
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A- Pours a light golden to amber color. Very thick exterior head with much larger bubbles towards the center. 2 finger head that looks very glossy and leaves an amazing lace on the glass.

S- Very floral beer, much orange peel and honey coming through.

T- Very sweet, orange, hop/pine flavors, with a long citrus-bittering finish. A little too sweet to start, but finishes nice with tons of flavor. Almost over-powering.

M- Decent carbonation, light-medium body, much alcohol coming through.

D- Easy to start off, but almost difficult to finish. Very strong, sweet, piney beer. Great, in small amounts.

Photo of smcolw
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It pours a cloudy orange amber. Not much of a head, but there is some lace left behind.

Very strong pinecone-like hop smell--very fresh. This is too strong to detect much malt or alcohol.

This has the sweetness of fruit punch with a slight hop counter point. This is, for me, too much of a good thing. Strong alcohol warmth in the aftertaste along with the pine hop. Still, the sweetness prevails. Almost oily in the body with low carbonation.

This is an interesting beer, with extreme flavors all around. It is difficult to finish because of it overbearingness. I would say it is worthy of a one time try.

Photo of DIPAbrewer
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Finally found one of these at a local liquor store. I poured the sweet hoppy brew from a 12oz bottle into a wine glass and was immediately struck by the deep resiny hop aroma. The color was deep amber with an off white head that fell into a ring around the glass and left significant lacing.
Another whiff of the ale rendered even more hoppy aroma with a deep dark almost smoky note from the malt. The hop aroma was complex but pleasant and the strong alcoholic content is revealed in the nose of this formidable heavy hitter.

The first sip overwhelms with hop flavor then fades into a syrupy sweet malt taste. This is a heavy slow sipping drink. The hop flavor is resiny, piney, and vegetal. The malt is super sweet and smoky. The malt seems to outweigh the hop bitterness in my opinion, leaving this ale a little too sweet. Despite this perceived flaw this is still an excellent beer that any IPA lover should try at least once. The drinkability is low given the extreme flavor and alcohol percent. I would recommend sharing a 12 oz serving between two people. After half of this beer my taste buds felt numb and burnt out. In summary, if you love hops try this beer, if not forget it.

Photo of rmcnealy
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage

Served very chilled. Drinking slow to get a good taste profile across the entire spectrum in hopes of experiencing changing flavors. Poured a medium, medium/dark non-translucent golden amber. It appears to be totally filtered. As with high ABV brews, there was virtually no head. First smells are of undiscernable citrus (grapefruit?), booziness, sweetness, VERY MILD hops and a noticeable maltiness. The tastes are incredibly boozy. The hoppiness definitely gets drowned out by the alcohol tastes. Citrus, grapefruit, tangerine tastes are very strong. I still believe hoppy beers are best enjoyed with a moderate booziness. The mouthfeel is average. It is definitely syrupy and there is little to no carbonation. A decent beer overall (although not a proto-typical iIPA) But as a hophead, I'm disappointed in what is generally regarded as one of the best IPAs. I'm glad I tried it again to reaffirm my original thoughts, but at $10.99 a 12oz'er, I'll probably opt for something else next time unless I ran across it on tap.

Enjoy!

Photo of nyrangerfan
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

smells and tastes very sweet (almost too sweet) and very alcoholly. very syrupy and a sipper only. I had to try this due to the hype but honestly it's not worth it. I love beer and can drink a lot but I can't drink much of this 12oz bottle and will toss the 2nd half. I can't finish this and will have something else instead.

Photo of crossovert
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

So here it is, the 120.

Comes in a 12 fluid ounce glass with a neon green Dogfish Head logo "warning sign" cap. Says it ages well. Bottled on 11/06/08, so its realatively fresh. If this one doesn't go over well I'm definitely keeping one of these to cellar for a few years. It has just under a year under it's belt since it has been bottles. I would also want to try a completely fresh version of this.

Upon uncapping there is a rampant syrupy cough medicine scent. I pour it into an over-sized wine glass, has a small 1 finger head that dissipates within a minute leaving behind some speckled lacing. The lacing is very gooey, expecting a high sugar content. The beer itself is a nice dense copper/orange. There is a fair amount of yeast visible.

Initial smell was medicinal when I uncapped it but in the glass it has a decent amount of hops, and some sweet malt along with an uneconomical blast of alcohol that stings the nostrils. The hops are fruity, citrusy, and a bit spicy. You can smell the massive amount of dry-hopping that went into this brew. The malt is decidedly rummy and mixes with the alcohol.

Has a creamy, thick, and chewy mouthfeel. Not enough carbonation. Surprisingly the taste is hoppier than expected, although still dominated by cloying sweet malts though. Initial drink gives some major sweetness and some hops but on the second you can pick out a lot of citrus and tropical fruits. The alcohol serenades the tongue and intensifies the sweetness. Ends with a dry finish with some bittersweetness. It actually mellows sip after sip, probably the alcohol acting up, haha.

Overall this is one bad motherfucker, I would recommend a half bottle for yourself, and the other half to share. Its a slow sipper with just enough hops on the palate to make it worthwhile. Just pure intensity.

Photo of Atch
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: It glows in my glass, light red minimal carbonation and no head, fairly clear.

Smell: Alcohol, oranges, paint?

Taste: Super sweet off the bat. I was expecting the sourest, hoppy trip ever.Not bad.

Mouthfeel: Very thick and chewy, almost syrupy.

Drinkability: I should have mentioned, this is 07's. In my opinion a little better than 06. It goes down VERY slow. A good beer.

Photo of IronCitySteve
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had in a bottle.

A: A hazy yellow brown color with very minimal head and whatever head was there, quickly dissipated.

S: It kind of reminded me of the smell you get from hand sanitizer. Lots of alocohol. There were a good amount of hop presence but the alcohol pressence surpasses it.

T: There are plenty of citrus hops up front, followed but some malt to sort of balance it out, but alcohol taste is ever so prevalent.

M: Leaves a 'burning' feeling on the palate and back of throat. This is obviously expected.

D: A one and done, took awhile to drink it. If you enjoy extreme beer, this is a must try, maybe I am more of a wuss, but this was a tad too extreme for me.

Photo of jamescain
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a sniffer, 2008 vintage.

Appearance: Poured clear copper with small flakes, topped with an off white head that quickly fades.

Aroma: Booze and more booze, with sweet caramel malt, and still resiny hops.

Taste: Surprisingly not as boozy as the aroma would lead on, however, it's really sweet. Caramel, toffee, and bread with a piney hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Viscous and syrupy with a hot cloyingly sweet finish.

Overall: An experience for sure, but not something I could ever finish by myself. Even with 4 of us, we couldn't finish the bottle.

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 7,350 ratings.